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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3039

United States
1847 Issue (1-2)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 5
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1b

image 1b, 1847 5c Orange brown, two overlapping singles tied on an envelope addressed to North Boston Mass (Turner correspondence) by red cork cancels with an accompanying red "Saint Louis Mo April 21 10" integral rate cds, stamps well-margined, top stamp a light natural paper wrinkle, fresh and Very Fine; USPCS census no 4675rnProvenance: Marc Haas (R.A. Siegel Sale 615, 1983) (Image)

CV. 750

Opening US$ 2,750.00
Sold...US$ 2,750.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:40:51 EST
Sold For 2750


1851-56 Issue (5-17)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 6
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 10A

image 10A, 1851 3c Orange brown, Type II, stunning top right corner margin single (10R1E) with wide margins the other sides tied on an envelope addressed to Hendrysburgh Ohio by strong strike of red "St Clairsville O. Oct 19" cds, envelope an imperceptible sealed break top left, an Extremely Fine 3c 1851 cover in every respectrnProvenance: Saul Newbury (R.A. Siegel Sale 240, 1961)rnLouis Grunin (Christie's-NY, Part I, 1987) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 3,500.00
Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:43:17 EST
Sold For 3500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 7
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 11A

image 11A, 1851 3c Dull red, Type II, well centered single with rich color tied on a folded letter by neat black Spiral of Dots fancy cancel with a nice strike of red "Salem Ms. 5 May 3cts" cds and black "Paid" handstamp, the stamp with clear to wide margins incl portion of adjacent stamp at left, choice Very FinernProvenance: Louis Grunin (Christie's NY, Part I, 1987) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:46:53 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 8
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 14

image 14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, top left corner margin single (clear to just cutting margins the other sides) tied on a small envelope with an ornamental border with all over botanical design, tied by Stockton Cal May 10 1857" cds, addressed to town in Massachusetts (?) and forwarded (illegible handwriting), envelope minor faults, Fine use (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:47:49 EST
Sold For 525

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 9
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 14

image 14, 1855 10c Green, Type II, horizontal pair tied on an envelope addressed to Chandlerville Ill by a "Shasta Cal May 2" cds, docketing at left shows an 1857 use, stamps large to wide margins, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and choice (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 600.00
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:49:04 EST
Sold For 600


1857-61 Issue (18-39)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 10
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 27

image 27, 1858 5c Brick red, Type I, used alongside 1859 10c Green Type V (35) on folded letter sheet addressed to France, tied by "San Francisco Cal Aug 1 1860" cds, ms "Via Panama and the U.S.", nicely struck red "New York Aug 25 Paid 3" credit cds, blue French transit and red boxed "PD", four different French backstamps incl Riberac 7 Sept 60 arrival, slightly overlapping stamps with trivial gum soaked perfs, letter a horiz and vertical file fold not affecting stamps, Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 1,500.00
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:51:48 EST
Sold For 1500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 11
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 29

image 29, 1859 5c Brown, Type I, pair tied on an envelope addressed to Pittsfield, New Hampshire by "Oroville Oct 3 1859" cds, stamps with some nibbed perfs (left stamp rounded corner), right stamp light corner crease, envelope opened and slightly reduced at right, couple light hinge marks on the front side, Fine cross-country use (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:52:37 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 12
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 35

image 35, 1859 10c Green, Type V, horizontal strip of three (right stamp straddle-pane straight edge) tied on folded letter sheet addressed to France by nice strikes of "San Francisco Jun 11 1861" cds, ms "pr Steamer Golden Age", red "New York Jul 6 Paid 12" credit cds, French transit and boxed "P.D.", backstamped Paris transit and Podensac 20 Juil 61 arrival cancels, sound stamps on letter with light horiz file fold, Very Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 900.00
Sold...US$ 900.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:53:52 EST
Sold For 900

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 13
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 36B

image 36B, 1860 12c Black, pair tied on an envelope addressed to Liverpool England by light strike of "Wiscasset Me Jan 24" (1869) cds, ms "Steamer Niagara Via Boston & Halifax" and "Prepaid to Lpool", light red "19" credit handstamp, backstamped "Boston Br Pkt Jan 26", envelope mostly resealed along top, Very Fine use (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 250.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:54:41 EST
Sold For 250

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 14
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 36B

image 36B, 1860 12c Black, pair on an envelope addressed to London and then forwarded on to Rome, tied by light Binghamton NY (1858) cds, assorted London and Paris transit cancels and incl partial strike of a "Baring Brothers/ London" forwarding handstamp and a straight-line "VIA DI MARE", backstamperd Paris transit and Roma arrival, sound stamps on a cover with small faults, Fine usernProvenance: Henry C. Gibson (Ward Sale 12, 1944) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 220.00
Sold...US$ 220.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:55:30 EST
Sold For 220


1861-66 Issue (63-78)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 15
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 70b

image 70b, 1861 24c Steel blue, single with rich distinctive color tied on an envelope addressed to Manchester England by a blue circular grid with a matching "Skaneateles NY Dec 5" (1861) cds, manuscript "12/2 1861" and "12/16 1861" at the top, red "19" credit handstamp, backstamped Manchester DE 16 61, stamp with short perf on an envelope opened and reduced at the bottom plus a spindle hole near the cds, Fine use of this desirable shade (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 450.00
Sold...US$ 450.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:56:37 EST
Sold For 450

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 16
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 78b

image 78b, 1862 24c Gray, two singles combined with 1863 5c Red brown (75) tied on a folded letter addressed to Shanghai China (Augustine Heard correspondence) by Star in Circles cancels, partial strike of red N York Paid cds, red 1864 London "Paid," magenta ms. "32" credit, red "1d" local delivery handstamp, backstamped blue Hong Kong OC 26 64, sound stamps on letter with horiz file fold, Very Fine and attractive (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:59:01 EST
Sold For 3000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 17
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 101

image 101, 1869 90c Blue, F Grill, used with 12c F Grill (97) on an envelope addressed to Lima Peru, just tied by black cork killer cancels with the 90c also tied by crisp strike of "Panama MY 22 69" cds (British PO), a magenta "San Francisco May 8 Paid" cds at upper left, red crayon "3" and "72", the 12c trivial prf tip tong, 90c some blunted/ short perfs, letter a horiz file fold, still Very Fine and, in the words of renowned philatelist Jerome Wagshal, "..it is a philatelic gem of the first rank."; George Sloane notation on back "1867 issue 12c and 90c grilled 9x13/ From the collection of Rear Admiral AB Randall" and signed by Sloane; just two covers with the 90c F Grill are recorded, the other being a domestic use (Chronicle 140, pg 264)rnThe basic rate to Peru via Panama in May of 1869 was 34 cents per ½ ounce, making this a triple rate cover. rnIllustrated and discussed in an article by Jerome Wagshal, The Chronicle, 69 (Feb 1971), page 28-29 (mentions Philatelic Foundation certificate #21793 which does not accompany)rnProvenance: Marc Haas (Private Transaction, 1980) (Image)

CV. 25,000

Opening US$ 25,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 16:59:10 EST
Sold For 0


1867-68 Grilled Issues (79-101)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 18
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 87b

image 87b, 1868 2c Black, E Grill, Vertical half used as 1c, left half used with 1868 2c Black E Grill (87) on an envelope addressed to Willow Grove Pa, tied by a nice strike of negative "Pumpkin Face" fancy cancel with accompanying "Phila Pa Mar 26" cds, bisect pinhead surface scuff, full stamp some pulled perfs and rounded lower right corner, envelope some minor faults, still a Fine and unusual bisect/ fancy cancel combination (Scott $2,000; S-E PH-P11)rnProvenance: Katherine Matthies (R.A. Siegel Sale 353, 1969)rnDr. John Robertson (Private Transaction (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:00:20 EST
Sold For 950

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 19
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 93

image 93, 1868 2c Black, F Grill, two singles alongside pair of 1887 3c Vermilion (214, natural straight-edge at right), all tied by light strikes of Pittsburgh cancels to multicolored locally-addressed Stars and Stripes and Cuban Flag patriotic, envelope opened at left and with some small backflap faults, still Very Fine and unusual (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 1,100.00
Sold...US$ 1,100.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:02:12 EST
Sold For 1100


1870-71 National Bank Note Without Grill (145-155)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 20
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 150

image 150, 1870 10c Brown, single franking on folded letter sheet addressed to Amsterdam, tied by red target cancel with accompanying "Baltimore Md Sep 15" (1871) cds alongside, red "New York Paid All Sep 16" cds, ms "via England" and "Paid all", backstamped Amsterdam 28 Sep 71, Very FinernProvenance: Edward S. Knapp (Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1941)rnJudge Robert S. Emerson (Private Transaction)rnWilliam L. Moody (H.R. Harmer Sale 615, 1950) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:03:32 EST
Sold For 475


1873-75 Continental Bank Note (156-66, 178-79)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 21
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 157

image 157, 1873 2c Brown, tied on an envelope with an overall ad for "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" by cork killer, addressed to Abbeville Ga, stamp small fault lower right corner, cover missing backflap, Fine (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 75.00
Sold...US$ 75.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:04:05 EST
Sold For 75

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 22
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 157

image 157, 1873 2c Brown, cancelled but not tied on an envelope with an overall ad for "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" by cork killer, addressed to Johnsonville Ohio, stamp some short perfssmall scuff in addresss, opened and slightly reduced at right, Fine (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 200.00
Sold...US$ 200.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:05:02 EST
Sold For 200

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 23
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 162

image 162, 1874 12c Blackish violet, used with 1873 10c Brown on enveloped addressed to India (Rev. Bissell correspondence), tied by black killer cancels with a lightly struck red Boston Paid May 6 cds plus red London Paid 18 MY 74 transit, crayon "1d" (Colonial rate) and "18" credit markings, ms "via Southampton", backstamped "Sea Post Office F 5 Jun:" and Ahmednuggur 18 Ju arrival, nicely centered stamps with fresh color, envelope opened and partially resealed along the top, Very Fine (Image)

CV. 200

Opening US$ 600.00
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:05:52 EST
Sold For 600


1881-88 Re-engraved American Bank Note (205-218)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 24
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 213

image 213, 1887 2c Green, 1888 use with 1c Ultramarine (212) along with frankings of Austria, Germany, and Japan all on an Austrian postal card which ultimately (we think) was delivered to an address in Germany, a plethora of postmarks front and back which include Bombay, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Alexandria, San Francisco, Wien, Hamburg, expected stamp and cover faults from this colorful and well-traveled card (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 525.00
Sold...US$ 525.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:07:07 EST
Sold For 525


1893 Columbian Exposition Issue (230-245)

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 25
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 241

image 241, 1893 $1 Salmon, used alongside 30c Orange brown and 50c Slate blue (239, 240) on cover to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, all three stamps tied by Washington March 1 machine cancels (presumably 1893 although year date is incomplete), 50c tiny tear, $1 slight surface scuffs, envelope some mounting remains on back side, still Extremely Fine, an attractive and colorful local use, Molesworth notation on reverse, illustrated in Richard Searing's "The One Dollar Columbian Stamp" (Chronicle Vol. 42, No. 2), (Scott $1,800) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 800.00
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:07:55 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 26
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 242

image 242, 1893 $2 Brown red, single tied by March 24, 1893 Philadelphia machine cancel, locally-addressed, barest trace of abrasion where it appears mounting tape was removed, still Extremely Fine and attractive, not recorded in the Searing or USPCS census (Scott $1,900) (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:08:24 EST
Sold For 850


Carriers Stamps

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 28
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1LB3a

image 1LB3a, Baltimore, Maryland, 1c Blue on white, Laid paper, Type 9, crisp and bright impression, large margins, affixed but not tied to local cover with blue "Baltimore Md. Jul 10" cds and matching circled "1," cover with light moisture discoloration at the top right (effectively tying stamp), otherwise Very Fine, signed Denwood Kelly (Scott $1,000 on cover tied by handstamp)rnProvenance: Charles F. Meroni (John A. Fox Sale 258-59, 1961)rnDavid Golden ( R.A. Siegel Sale 817, 1999) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 250.00
Sold...US$ 240.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:09:46 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 29
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 7LB18

image 7LB18, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1856(?) 1c Black, single showing nearly full handstamp (rare thus) just tied by a black circular grid cancel on an envelope addressed to Ridley Pa, 1851 1c Blue Type II (7) horizontal strip of three alongside tied by "Philadelphia Aug 11" (1856) cancels, 1c strip margins to just cutting and left stamp some light wrinkling and small edge break, "wee bit ratty" envelope with wrinkles, edge breaks and mostly missing backflap, hinge sealed breaks on back side, still a Fine and rare use, from the Hutchinson correspondence (Scott $17,000)rnThe handstamped Philadelphia carrier stamps (incl 7LB18) were handstamped on sheet margins of the current 1851 1c Blue issue and used contemporaneously these issues. Some students theorize that they were produced by letter carriers and prepared en route to show the 1c carrier fee paid in cash and that they were not made available to the general public.rnIllustrated in Ashbrook, "The United States One Cent Stamp of 1851-57", page 200 (Image)

CV. 5,000

Opening US$ 5,000.00
Sold...US$ 5,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:10:25 EST
Sold For 5000


Civil War Covers - Union Patriotic Covers

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 119
Symbol: img s

image "Liberty or Death," in a ribbon above Shield with the Constitution and Holy Bible above a snake punctured by an arrow (pub JM Whittemore, Boston), addressed to Dr Angell in Paris and franked with 1861 10c Green, 1863 5c Brown (68, 76), tied by black geometric with a red "Boston Apr 27 Paid 12" credit cds and red French transit plus boxed "P.D." handstamp, backstamped Paris 10 Mai 63, 5c stamp straight-edge partially cutting into the design, torn backflap and numerous hinge remainders on back, Very Fine and colorful (Walcott 2689 var; Weiss O-S-56 var, ) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 11,000.00
Sold...US$ 11,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:15:57 EST
Sold For 11000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 120
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1863

image J.E. Tilton & Co. Regimental Cover, multicolor design with 10 soldiers and identifying legend below, addressed to Dr Angell in Austria (1863) and franked with 1861 3c Rose, 12c Black (65, 69), cancelled by the large Boston circular "Paid" with accompanying partial strike of Boston Feb 8 "10" credit cds, black straight-line "Franco" handstamp, ms "Via Hamburg..", backstamped Hamburg (2 different) and Wien, embossed Levi Bartlett & Co seal on backflap, 3c stamp pre-affixing corner crease, envelope slit open along bottom backflap, a bit of light edge wrinkling, Very Fine (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 15,000.00
Sold...US$ 15,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:18:00 EST
Sold For 15000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 121
Symbol: img s

image "U.S. Gen'l Post Office," stunning multicolor Magnus design, at the left woman, sailor, and anchor with waving flag, at the right lovely view of the General Post Office (still standing and now serving as a boutique hotel), franked with 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Alexandria Va. Nov 30 1862" double circle datestamp, addressed to New York City, trivial ink smears in address, back side two 50/65mm tape/ construction paper strips, still Extremely Fine, a superb coverrnProvenance:George Walcott (Robert Laurence Sale, 1935)rnJon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 2,500.00
Sold...US$ 2,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:19:23 EST
Sold For 2500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 122
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "13th R't Mo. V., Crafts J, Wright, Colonel," black flag design on orange cover franked with 3c Rose (65), tied by somewhat faint November 28 St. Louis postmark, addressed to Alexandria, Ohio, envelope opened at left, adhesive residue on reverse, still Extremely Fine and rare, one of only four recorded Missouri regimental coversrnrnCraft James Wright (1808-83) graduated from West Point in 1828, but resigned on 8 November 1828, studied law, and was admitted to the bar of Ohio. At the beginning of the Civil War, he entered the army as colonel of the 8th Missouri Infantry, but afterward, he raised and disciplined the 13th Missouri. For his services at Shiloh, President Lincoln nominated him for the post of brigadier-general, but he resigned before he could be confirmed by the Senate.rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 300.00
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:19:50 EST
Sold For 300

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 123
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "Behold the Man!..." blue imprint below hanging design, Brown & Ryan, NY imprint at left, franked with 1961 3c Rose (65) tied by "Portsmouth Grove R.I. Aug 7" cds, addressed to West Wrentham, Mass, stamp some short perfs, envelope barely reduced at right and some minor creasing at the top, wrinkling on the back, still a Very Fine cover, made even nicer by a cancel from an office which was only open from 1862 to 1866 (Weiss C-A-O-52) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 3,500.00
Sold...US$ 3,500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:21:22 EST
Sold For 3500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 124
Symbol: img s

image "He Who Noteth Even The Fall Of A Sparrow...," verse below Col. Ellsworth flanked by Flags and Star (pub by Wells, NY), 1861 3c Rose (straight-edge) tied by a partial strike of Arcadia (NY?), envelope addressed to Lockport NY, stamp deep rich color, envelope small discoloration spot in address and missing most of backflap and portion of a sideflap, still Very Fine and colorful (Weiss FP-EE-42)rn (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:22:07 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 125
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "Liberty & Union, Now and Forever. 9th Regiment, Michigan Volunteers," blue design on orange cover, franked with 3c Rose (65) tied by "West Point Ky Dec 10" cds, addressed to Cuylerville, NY, slightly reduced at right and small parts black construction paper adhering to reverse, still Very Fine and attractive (Walcott 1473)rnrnThe 9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army. On the morning of July 13, 1862, the Union garrison was attacked by a force of 2,500 cavalry led by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in what was to be called the First Battle of Murfreesboro. After 8 hours of intense fighting, and suffering casualties of one-third of the fighting force, the 9th surrendered to Forrest.rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:22:52 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 126
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "May Patriots Defend Our Flag To The Last," verse on an envelope with Zouave and Flag design, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65), tied by blue Point of Rocks Md undated cancel, addressed to Philadelphia, notation on the back (in a different hand) "Company B 91 Regim/ P V Burnsides Expedition", stamp and envelope minor faults, Fine (Walcott 2075; Weiss M-P-24) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 230.00
Sold...US$ 230.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:23:38 EST
Sold For 230

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 127
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "No Other Flag But This Shall Ever Float O'er These United States," verse below woman and flag design, 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by blue Cornish Flat NH cds with neat Maltese Cross cancel in the same color applied to stamp, addressed to Claremont NH, stamp with a couple pulled perfs, still fresh and Very Fine (Walcott 2291, Weiss F-F-60) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:25:18 EST
Sold For 950

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 128
Symbol: img s

image "Officer—Front Face!—Eyes Right!!!," verse below design with officer berating row of soldiers admiring a young woman brandishing her US Flag dress (publisher Union Stationery Depot, NY), 1861 3c Rose (65) tied by "Franklin Pa Jun 5" cds, addressed to Enon Valley Pa, envelope opened at left (slightly reduced) and partially opened along the bottom, torn backflap, some light aging mostly along the edges, Fine and unusual (Weiss M-T-71) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 475.00
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:26:18 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 129
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "Our Army & Navy, Gen. Butler, Com. Stringham," olive green and black overall design, Upham imprint on the reverse, franked with 3c Rose (65) tied by black "Washington D.C. Oct 21" cds, addressed to South Hadley, Mass, Very Fine, a rare and attractive design (Walcott 373, Weiss PM-275)rnrnGeneral Benjamin Butler (1818-93) was a Union Army major general, politician, lawyer, and businessman from Massachusetts. He is best known as a political major general of the Union Army (was dismissed from the Union Army after his failures in the First Battle of Fort Fisher) and for his leadership role in the impeachment of Pres Andrew Johnson. He was a colorful and often controversial figure on the national stage and in the Massachusetts political scene and ran several campaigns for Governor before his election to that office in 1882.rnrnSilas Stringham (1798-1876) was an officer of the US Navy who saw active service during the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, the Mexican-American War, and (as a Rear Admiral) who commanded the Atlantic Blockading Squadron at the beginning of the Civil War.rn (Image)

CV. 400

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:27:00 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 130
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 26

image "Remember! Ellsworth!!!," beautiful multicolored Magnus-type design, franked with 3c Dull red (26) tied by indistinct Washington, D.C. cds, addressed to Phillipsville Pa, envelope opened at the top and with some scattered tone spots, Fine and attractive (Walcott 400; Weiss FP-EE-36)rnrnElmer Ellsworth (1837-61) was a US Army officer and law clerk who was the first conspicuous casualty and the first Union officer to die in the Civil War. He was killed while removing a Confederate flag from the roof of the Marshall House inn in Alexandria, Virginia. He was a close personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, who as President later eulogized him as "the greatest little man I ever met". After his death, Ellsworth's body lay in state at the White House.rn (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 650.00
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:28:43 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 131
Symbol: img s

image "Seventh Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers," imprint at top right with Eagle and Shield and "Love One Another" in ribbon design at left, franked with slightly overlapping 1861 3c Rose (2 singles, both with 1-2 trimmed edges), tied by "PAID" in circle handstamps with a nice strike of 32mm Fort Jefferson Fla May 29 cds alongside, addressed to West Enfield NH, orange envelope neatly opened at tiny bit reduced at left, Very Fine and striking cover (Bishel 2425)rnFort Jefferson is a massive but unfinished coastal fortress located on Garden Key in the lower Florida Keys. It is the largest brick masonry structure in the Americas and is composed of over 16 million bricks covering 16 acres. At the onset of the Civil War, 62 men of the Second U.S. Artillery Regiment were moved to the fort, preventing it from falling into the hands of rebel forces. The 7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry arrived in March 1862 to relieve the NY Zouaves.rnProvenance: Jon Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:30:02 EST
Sold For 3000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 132
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 26

image "Stand By The Flag," verse in a Shield flanked by Flags and Eagle, 1857 3c Dull red (26) tied by "Stockbridge Mich Aug 8" cds, addressed to Rutland, Vt, stamp with rich color, envelope neatly opened at right and with light edge wrinkling, Very Fine (Weiss E-R-87) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 210.00
Sold...US$ 210.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:30:56 EST
Sold For 210

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 133
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 24, 26

image Stars and Stripes with Sword and Bugle, on envelope franked with 1857 1c Blue Type V, 3c Dull red (24, 26), tied by New York Jul 22 duplex, addressed to Syracuse NY, 1c perf fault, envelope opened at right and with some mounting remains on address side, torn backflap, Fine and elusive design (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 240.00
Sold...US$ 240.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:31:49 EST
Sold For 240

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 134
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "Sumter, Union Forever," design at tiop center of small ladies envelope addressed to Stratford, Conn, 1861 3c Rose (65) cancelled by circular grid with "New Haven Ct Mar 15" cds at left, stamp with a small edge break at right, envelope opened at left and couple small edge breaks incl one into cancel, Fine and scarce design (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 1,400.00
Sold...US$ 1,400.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:32:55 EST
Sold For 1400

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 135
Symbol: img s

image "The Star Spangled Banner In Triumph SHALL Wave...," verse at bottom of envelope with sword-wielding officer holding up the flag, 1857 3c Dull red cancelled by red circular grid with an accompanying "Birmingham Mich Jul 29" cds, addressed to Benson, Vt, envelope roughly opened at right and with some edge breaks bottom and right, o/w Fine (Walcott 2020; Weiss M-R-39) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 850.00
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:34:08 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 136
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "Then Conquer We Must, When Our Cause Is Just," verse below an Eagle and Shield design, franked with 1861 3c Rose (65), tied by «Nashville Ten Aug 10 1863» double circle date stamp, addressed to Massillon, Ohio, stamp few nibbed perfs, envelope opened and bit reduced at right, minor flaws lower right corner, Fine and attractive (Weiss E-L-121) (Image)

CV. 75

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:34:58 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 137
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 65

image "Union" in Stars and Stripes Shield, with Eagle and "Union" in Star above and surrounded by leafy branches, 1861 3c Rose (65) cancelled by a circular grid, "Steubenville O Aug 7" double circle date stamp, the stamp a straddle-pane single creased from folding over the top of the envelope, small envelope opened and bit reduced at left, minor faults (repairs at the bottom and lower left) incl illegible address and some small edge breaks, Fine appearance (Walcott 2487) (Image)

CV. 50

Opening US$ 160.00
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:36:01 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 138
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 26

image "Union" with Washington on Horseback, detailed design with Kimmel imprint on envelope franked with 1857 3c Dull red (26), tied By New York duplex cancel, addressed to "Sergt Michael Maguire/ D Co 69th Regmnt / Fort Corcoran Arlington Heights/ Washington DC", envelope opened and slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive design (Walcott 59 var; Weiss FP-GW-86)rnFort Corcoran was a wood-and-earthwork fortification constructed by the Union Army in northern Virginia as part of the defenses of Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. Built in 1861, shortly after the occupation of Arlington, Virginia by Union forces, it protected the southern end of the Aqueduct Bridge and overlooked the Potomac River and Theodore Roosevelt Island. It was home to the Union Army Balloon Corps and the headquarters of the defenses of Washington south of the Potomac River and served throughout the war before being dismantled in 1866.rn (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 3,000.00
Sold...US$ 3,000.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:37:04 EST
Sold For 3000

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 139
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 64b

image Waving Flag Facing Right, eye-catching design on an envelope franked with 1861 3c Rose pink (64b), tied by a black circular grid and with a crisp strike of red Middletown Ct cds, additional "I.K. Penfield & Son/ Patent Grommets/ Composition/ And Galvanized/ Iron" embossed cc below design, fresh and Very Fine (Weiss F-R-275) (Image)

CV. 100

Opening US$ 950.00
Sold...US$ 950.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 19:38:23 EST
Sold For 950


Confederate Postmasters Provisionals

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 54
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 1XU1

image 1XU1, Aberdeen, Mississippi, 5c Black, provisional handstamp "Aberdeen Mi." with "5" in the center and "Paid" at the left side, "Aberdeen Miss. Sep 13" cds at lower left, addressed to Macon Mississippi, cover small tear and minor stains, trivially reduced at the top, no backflap and repairs to reverse, still Very Fine, only two examples of the Aberdeen 5c provisional are recorded (the other dated January 20 and ex-Ferrary, Knapp, Hall, and Gross), and only three total Aberdeen provisionals known (one 10c manuscript revalued cover, Scott 1XU1a), one of the rarest of all Confederate provisionals, pictured in Crown "Surveys of Confederate Postmasters' Provisionals" (Quarterman edition, page 11) (Scott $7,000)rnProvenance: Judge Robert S. Emerson (Private Transaction)rnDavid Carnahan (Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978)rnJay Richards (Richard Frajola Sale 54, 1994) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 2,300.00
Sold...US$ 2,300.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:52:01 EST
Sold For 2300

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 55
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 2XU2

image 2XU2, Abingdon, Virginia, 5c Black entire, largely-complete strike of provisional handstamp at the top left of a yellow envelope with "Abingdon Va. 1861 Oct 20" cds, addressed to Nashville, Tennessee, some light creasing and backflap slightly torn, still Very Fine and attractive example of this scarce provisional (Scott $1,750)rnProvenance: John Birkinbine II (Private Transaction, 1992)rnJohn R. Hill, Jr. (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 250

Opening US$ 750.00
Sold...US$ 750.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:52:28 EST
Sold For 750

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 56
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 6XU6

image 6XU6, Atlanta, Georgia, 10c Black entire, nice strike of the handstamp on an envelope with accompanying "Atlanta Ga Sep 29" 1861 cds and addressed to "Hon A.H. Stephens/ Richmond Va", most of backflap missing but shows a portion of the embossed seal of the Executive Department of Georgia, still Very Fine (Scott $550)rnrnWritten on the back of the envelope is the missive "Hon. Jos. E. Brown/ Atlanta 28th Sept / Apologies for Mr. Waters dispatch for permission to publish Mr ___ letter. Gov. Brown says he knew nothing of it". Joseph E. Brown was Georgia's Governor from 1857-65, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court 1865-70, and also its US Senator from 1880-91. He was constantly at odds with Pres. Davis, calling him an "incipient tyrant".rn rnProvenance: R.P. Gravely, Jr (Steve Ivy Auctions, Oct 1982) (Image)

CV. 150

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:53:00 EST
Sold For 625

Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 57
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 21XU3

image 21XU3, Danville, Virginia, 5c Black on dark buff entire, press-printed illustrated design at upper left, addressed to New Glasgow Va, clear "Danville Va Sep 6" cds, opened and slightly reduced at top, envelope repaired tear at top right not impacting the postmark, Very Fine appearance; signed "Brian Green" (Scott $7,000)rnrnThe Calhoun census lists 24 envelopes, but nearly half lack a Danville postmark or are used as ordinary envelopes franked with adhesives. He counts only 11-12 (all 5c denomination) properly used and postmarked provisional uses. rnProvenance: Alfred H. Caspary (H.R. Harmer Sale 989, 1956)rnBrian Green (Richard Frajola Sale 30, 1986)rnJohn R. Hill, Jr. (Private Transaction) (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 2,300.00
Sold...US$ 2,300.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:54:23 EST
Sold For 2300
Sale No: 3039
Lot No: 58
Symbol: img s
Cat No: 42x38mm

image 21XU1 var, Danville, Virginia, 10c Red entire, envelope with the illustarted design in the upper left used as an envelope with the stamp missing from the upper right corner, addressed to Lynchburg Va, no postal markings, opened at right, the upper right corner (42x38mm) had been removed and has been professionally restored, Very Fine appearance; Philatelic Foundation certificate 248724 does not accompanyrnProvenance: Weill Brothers (Christies NY, 1989) (Image)

CV. 300

Opening US$ 575.00
Sold...US$ 575.00


Closed..Dec-10-2020, 17:55:59 EST
Sold For 575


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